Friday, March 19, 2010

Learning to Paint with Fire!!

So I finally got the guts to turn on the torch at home without help. What can I say, I am a little chicken when it comes to new things. I melted a few beads and had a few successes, but the point was to learn and I did.
I tried a lot of bead caps and found that these worked the best. I had quite a few that the enamel chipped off, but they were plated so I am confident that they would not have done that if they had been solid metal.
The same thing happened with the beads and I am sure it was the plating that caused it to do that. I love these two beads, they are my favorite. From the colours to the shapes, the best out of the batch.

I hope to have the energy to try it again tonight



Pretty Things said...

Nice work!

Barbara Lewis said...

Hip, hip, hooray!

Anonymous said...

Wow Marie, these are so pretty.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Great Job! These look great!